Horton Halfpott: Book Review

August 2nd, 2011 by

horton-halfpott-book-reviewThere are actually three titles for this hilarious book by Tom Angleberger — its full name is: Horton Halfpott, or The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor, or The Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset.

So that gives you an idea of the kind of wacky adventures that await you in this story. And you won’t be disappointed!

You’ll meet poor, unfortunate Horton, a good-hearted kitchen boy who becomes the target of a nefarious plot. You’ll also meet Luther, the foul son of M’Lady and Sir Luggertuck. Then there’s Portnoy St. Pomfrey, a famous detective brought in to solve a rash of thefts at the manor. And don’t forget the snooping stableboys: Bump, Blight, and Blemish! Plus pirates. Yes, pirates.

If that’s not enough to get you excited, then you should also know that Horton Halfpott is written by the same author as the totally awesome book The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda. (Although if you weren’t interested when I mentioned the pirates, well, I think there may be no hope for you anyway…)

So loosen your corset and settle in for a good read with this book! And if you’ve already read it, leave a comment with YOUR review!

— Karen

For maybe the first time ever, Karen was not appetized by the food descriptions in a book. Well, would you want to eat Mrs. Neversly’s Pickle Eclairs? Didn’t think so…

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